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Do you have to go to medical school to be an athletic trainer?

I would like to know how many years of school are required to qualify for a degree that deals with sports medicine. #medical-school #graduate-school #college

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Brandon’s Answer

To be an athletic trainer, you would need at least a 4 year Bachelor's degree from an accredited program through the, "Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education". This would normally be under the degree of sports medicine. It is more common that people will have a Master's degree focusing on Athletic Training. (around 70% of those within the profession has a Master's degree). Besides going to school to obtain your bachelors or masters degree, there are also licensing that one would need to have in order to start in that field of work.



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Baxter’s Answer

You do not need a medical degree to be an athletic trainer. There are a number of degree programs that focus on training and physical therapy that will help get you the relevant skills you need.
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